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Environmental Protection Agency News

27 May 2019

The Illinois Government News Network (IGNN) section is your online source for news from the State of Illinois. Choose from the IGNN Links on the right to locate press releases in the categories that are of interest to you, or use the search the news feature to locate specific press releases or a different topic of releases. For other media, access the Illinois Information Service (IIS) Radio page for digital radio feeds and news soundbites.
  • Illinois EPA Encourages Participation in Free Brownfield Resources Workshop
    SPRINGFIELD - The Illinois Environmental Protection Agency is encouraging interested individuals and groups to attend an upcoming workshop to gain information and resources for redeveloping brownfields.
  • Illinois Agencies Support Point of Use Filters to Reduce Lead Exposure
    SPRINGFIELD - The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) indicates there is no safe blood lead level in children. Lead exposures come from a combination of environmental sources, which may include lead in water. U.S. EPA estimates that water can make up 20 percent or more of a person's total exposure to lead, and infants who consume mostly mixed formula can receive 40-60 percent of their exposure to lead from drinking water.
  • FACILITY CLOSURE: Suburban North Regional Offices, May 20th
    CHICAGO, IL - The Illinois Department of Central Management Services (CMS) announced today that its Suburban North Regional Office Building located at 9511 Harrison St., Des Plaines will be closed for business on Monday, May 20th due to a power outage affecting most State agencies that operate at the facility.